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438939. Sold For $575

IRELAND. temp. Victoria. 1837-1901. (51mm, 62.71 g, 12h). Trinity College Dublin – Prize Medal for Political Science and English Literature. By W. Wyon. Dated 1591. Presented to David Robert Plunket (Lord Rathmore), 1858. COLL · SS · ET · INDIVID · TRIN · REG · ELIZAETHÆ · JVXTA · DVBL · 1591, crowned bust of Elizabeth I facing slightly left / POLITICA ET LITERIS ANGLICIS, coat-of-arms of Trinity College set on checkered shamrock background; flanked by rose and portcullis; engraved below, David R. Plunket · 1858 ·. MI 158/138. EF, toned, a few handling marks. With original suspension loupe.


David Robert Plunket was an Irish lawyer, MP for Dublin University, and eventually Solicitor General for Ireland, among other positions. He was elevated to the peerage as the 1st Baron Rathmore following his retirement from the House of Commons in 1895.